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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281-283

Dracunculiasis: Two cases with rare presentations

Department of Skin and V.D., MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Anirudha Gulanikar
28, Pannalal Nagar c/o Koppalkar, Aurangabad-431 003, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.104918

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Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm Disease) is a debilitating disease caused by parasite Dracunculus medinensis. The condition is not life threatening, but causes significant morbidity. Patients may be sick for several months. Dracunculiasis has been claimed to be eradicated in India since 1999. We report two patients with calcified guinea worm. Both patient required surgical removal of calcified worm. The cases document that the parasite can cause chronic recurrent nodules and ulcers.

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